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schumer. let me bring in quickly david shuster who is on the ground in washington, d.c. david, where are you perched? >> governor granholm, we're at 7th and madison. i'm personally thrilled to hear that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we'r
was a democratic leader -- there's the president. >> there's the president with chuck schumer, the chair of the inaugural committee. also no overcoat. >> i have to tell you, chuck schumer, if he's not the next senate leader, i don't know who is. his power in relation to the haguele nomination was awesome. he was the green light for that nomination. >> a big endorsement on "meet the press" after a 90-minute interview with chuck hagel. and chuck schumer has a very special manner of knowing how to cut to the chase and asked the direct question, and it's like, you and i were talking earlier about middle of the road. you get somebody who is close friends with both and you make them decide, where are you? he's kind of that way. >> chuck schumer as the chair of the inaugural committee has a high-profile role in all of today's ceremonies. the same way dianne feinstein did in 2009. but chuck schumer, you talk about his public profile, he's essentially the policy director for the democrats in the house as they have held the majority for the entirety of president obama's first term. this week is go
committee. every four years they gather. chuck schumer of new york. the president doesn't often have off the record social time with members of congress. but they're having coffee this morning, as they're preparing to come down to the capitol. you don't have that coffee between the outgoing president and the new one coming in. >> you do not. and senator mccain was there for the inauguration of the man who defeated him. john kerry was there for the inauguration of the man who defeated him. we know that the romneys will not be here today. as we watch, we're looking at the presidential car. and i've read they call it the beast because it is such a fortified machine, the president rides in. and here, he is ready to emerge for his second inauguration. >> and you talk about the day going so quickly again. talking to pierre thomas. this is a day of high anxiety for law enforcement officials. >> the trip to the capitol, many law enforcement officials call it the longest ride or so. we have law enforcement officials at command centers, are manning the surveillance cameras, talking to agents in th
. >> the president will come down these stairs. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer chair it is inaugural committee and will personally escort the president down these stairs to take the oath. hay took us fir-- he took us fi. i want to show the viewers what the president will see. we are walk. >> right. >> reporter: mark, if you can turn around, this is what he is going to agree exactly. >> reporter: right out these doors. >> he will go out the doors and there will be huge cheers and there will be people as far as the eye can see. ♪ >> reporter: inauguration prep began more than a year ago. construction of the platform took 3 1/2 months to build and more than 10,000 square feet in size and using 22,000 sheets of plywood. lit hold some 1600 people in stadium-style seating so everyone here from lawmakers to cabinet members to supreme court justices have a view of the swearing in. >> these are among the most coveted seats in america. >> reporter: tomorrow thing more exclusive -- the post-inaugural lunch inside the capitol's statuary hall. this is where the lunch will be? >> yes, it is. tickets for t
'll hear from senator schumer of new york. we saw senator durbin of new york coming in during that last conversation. myrlie evers-williams will give the invocation. we'll hear if the brooklyn tabernacle choir. vice president biden will be sworn in. all of these swearings-in took place officially yesterday. james taylor will sing "america the beautiful." 11:55, and they hope to keep right to schedule, we'll see the president get sworn in by his chief justice. then we get into the entertainment shank of the program with kelly clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitar
cooperation. and here is the president now with charles schumer, the senior senator of new york. >> mr. schumer i believe is in charge of the congressional committee that puts the inauguration on. he'll be speaking before the president takes the oath this morning. of course, there will be no lack of conversation on this trip to the capitol. of course you'll have the vice president there. he can always be counted on to -- if there's a gap in the conversation, he'll fill it. >> it will be something to see whether between the vice president and senator schumer the president can get a word in edgewise on this short trip up. it's about 1.6 miles. i'm reminded that abraham lincoln once said about this trip, he said i have always been told that i'm going to hell, but i didn't realize it was two miles up the road with a dome on top of it. i'm sure all presidents feel that way from time to time. the president's armored limousine now moving past the entrance to the west wing and will soon be on its way out of the white house grounds and up pennsylvania avenue. senator schumer who is riding with
down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big problems four years ago, not the fault of the committee, but of some people. we're trying to deal with huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things -- we are using an iphone at -- app that will tell the on where they are and where the best route to go to, taking into account lines and everything, to get to their seat. people waited in line for hours, and when they got to the gate, they were told they were at the wrong date. that delayed some things. we're building a temporary cell phone towers on the mall. people can call in if they get lost or they are separated. we also have hundreds of volunteers will be scattered not only on the mall, a mile or two from it and ask people, but me see your ticket, you go
schumer just ripped one. [ laughter ] the american people were led to believe she had delivered the most stirring rendition of our national anthem since francis scott key first sang it at america's original super bowl, a cage fight between a bear and a chinaman. [ laughter ] okay. let's break it down. let's break this down. now here's the timeline. late monday, sources in the marine corps band, who allegedly accompanied beyonce, leaked the information that "beyonceÉ decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than risk singing it live on the capitol." because evidently, this time, it was the jelly that was not ready. [ laughter ] then, after pressure from we don't know where, the marine corps band suddenly releases this statement saying "regarding ms. knowles-carter's vocal performance, no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded." when those marines are in the (bleep) with the trombones and the drums, no one knows where the singing's coming from. [ laughter ] it's called the fog of warble. [ laughter ] then acc
. shepard: senator chuck schumer, the chairman of joint congressional committee of presidential ceremonies with opening remarks. >> welcome to the capitol and this celebration of our great democracy. now this -- [cheers and applause] this is the 57th inauguration of an american president and no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its inate majesty and most of all its meaning, that say yesterday, yet cautious trusting of power from wee we the people to our chosen leader never fails to make our heart beat faster as it will today with the inauguration of president barack h. obama!. [applause] now we know that we would not be here today were it not for those who stand guard around the world to preserve our freedom. to those in our armed forces, we offer our infinite thanks for your bravery, your honor, your sacrifice. [cheers and applause] this democracy of ours was forged by intellect and argument, by activism and blood and above all, from john adams to elizabeth stand ton to martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to a notion that we are all created equal and
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presidential advisor, and senator chuck schumer said they were pretty confident, that congress is going to approve the president's gun plan, but a firearms expert says that the plan is not the solution when keeping our children safe from ruthless killers. killers. he will he' explain why when (applause) >> president obama revealed his plan to put an end to gun violence. >> congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons, and a ten-round limit for magazines. [applaus [applause]. the type of assault rifle used in aurora, for example, when paired with high capacity magazines has one purpose, to pump out as many bullets as possible as quickly as possible. to do as much damage using bullets often designed to inflict maximum damage. >> mike: all right, when the president describes what assault weapons are, does he really know what the heck he's talking about? well, my next guest does. he's a firearms expert and here to clarify what a gun looks like and how lethal it is. joining me now is larry, who i think wrote the best and most definitive and thorough article understanding
these are issues that people understand are urgent and need care and attention now. >> senator, chuck schumer said he will support chuck hagel for defense secretary. will you?h him one-on-one so i can make sure the concerns i have can be addressed. i have had a brief phone call with him on issues i care deeply about, issues of iran, with regard to women in the millitary, and implementing the don't ask don't tell repeal. >> i know many people pointed fingers at house republicans for being obstructionists but democrats in the senate have not the put forward a budget. do you expect that to change? >> we did have a budget. it was the budget act of last year. it is what has mandated the tough cuts that are facing us in the future. the sequestration is because of the budget we put in place. we're going to look at these issues. most people want to avoid the tough cuts under se crest ration. they want a more refined and balanced approach. so that's the work we're going to look at in the next month. >> senator gillibrand thank you so much. >> thank you. i hope everyone enjoys inauguratio
:30 eastern standard time, in just about 10 minutes, with opening remarks from senator charles schumer. at 11:35 myrlie evers-williams will give the indication. then the vice presidential oath will be administered by justice sotomayor. at noon, the inaugural address and the inaugural poem by richard blanco. at 12:30, the benediction. as we speak, president obama is about to step outside onto the west front of the capital. we are joined by clarence lusane, author of "the black history of the white house." professor at american university here in washington, d.c., professor of international relations. this book goes beyond the white house. it also talks about the capital, talks about those who built these institutions, physically. many of them enslaved. >> this is an important history. in fact, the capitol has now demolished the slave labor that went into building that building. there are two plaques, one in the main hallway, one on the house side. there is nothing in the white house that a knowledge as that. if you go on a tour, now self- guided, you can go through the blue room, the other imp
senators -- rather democrat senator charles schumer, the inaugural chairman, hope that maybe things will work better in the future. i talked to him the other day. he says he has adopted, because he's running the show, a mantra of faith in america's future, as the theme, telling me he does think things will get a little better in terms of working together over the next few years. >> we've always had periods of time, this is one, where people say we'll never overcome these problems. they're so different than the others. but the american people are practical, optimistic, problem solving. not ideological. we do some our problems. i think the next few years will be better than the previous ones. >> at the same time, republicans are look rather skeptically at this idea that the president is taking his political operation and turning it into a nonprofit essentially lobbying group called organization for action. while comedy and respect is expected to be the order of the day during the inauguration, everybody will make nice. the big question is whether or not tuesday morning they wake up an
the senate hasn't passed in four year. chuck schumer yesterday on "meet the press" made the announcements that of course democrats would pass a budget this year. if you believe the pressure is not getting to him, then you're not watching. i think the pressure is getting to him. for chuck shumer to say on national tv they're going to pass a budget anyway tells you that the strategy might be working. however, your question is very valid. because i have those same concerns. they have caved every single time, in the last two years, and i have made it very explicit to them that i am with them on this issue because i believe their statements that they're not going to cave again but if they cave again, they're going to have -- they're going to have some problems in the house. they're going to have -- because there's a large number of members of the house, republican house members, who are very dissatisfied with what's happening. and they're believing that the leadership is changing, their gentleman ji, they're changing their negotiation tactics. i'm just optimistic. like i said before. but i thi
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